Monday, June 23, 2014

Lestrange love

I know, I know... you've heard me constantly say that I really need to get back to Lestrange. But somehow I always seem to find something else to work on. Lately it's my new shawl design and the Vanellope socks. I finished the first sock up on the weekend, by the way...
But I'm so close to finishing Lestrange, that I really need to devote the time to it. Unforunately, it's not one of those patterns you can just pick up on the fly. You really need to be able to concentrate. It's the kind of knit that needs a plan. So I made one:

The Vanellope socks were started as travel knitting, so that they shall stay. The only reason I got the first one done so quick was because I spent Saturday afternoon after jam making on Moms porch with it - but that still counts as travel knitting. The second one will mostly be worked over lunch hours, and maybe the odd trip out visiting.

The shawl design - which I'm hoping to have finished and off to my test knitter by the end of July - will be relegated to week night knitting. Right now it's pretty easy to pick up and set down, and is a great way to wind down after work.

But weekends will be devoted to Lestrange. So in between yarn dying and gardening, I'll be making my Lestrange dream a reality. I picked it back up again on Sunday...
This is the second sleeve. After it's done, it's just the colour (large shawl-style) and a lacey bottom band. If I stick to my schedule, I should be able to finish this one up by the end of July too... here's hoping. I started this one back in October of last year - I'd like to get it done well before a year is up!

Then it will be time to turn my attention to some long neglected WIPs (like years long neglected!)

9 comments:

elns said...

I like a lady with a plan. I like your knitting plan, it is inspiring. I need to do the same and sit down and come up with a way where all my random knitting doesn't seem so overwhelming. Happy Knitting. I do love the way LeStrange is knitting up. I look forward to seeing the FO right around the corner!

lexa said...

I didn't get to knit at all over the weekend, too busy during Privateer Days. Next week we are taking vacation, and there will be lots of driving. The Man will drive, I will knit. :)

kathy b said...

I think you are a complex knitter. Your patterns are so beautiful in the yarns you choose. I love the last image. Dark yarns can be hard for me to stick with…you are doing great

Delusional Knitter said...

You can do it!! I am working on a stockinette sweater right now and it seems to go on and on forever ... you're almost there though!!!

Araignee said...

Love the sock! Those stripes are pure genius.
I'm not casting on anything new this summer until I get the other projects under control. You can only have so many going at time before it just gets ridiculous and I'm there.

Dee said...

A plan is ALWAYS a good thing to have. Just ask my DH ---- the Senior Master Planner at his company. LOL

Rachelle said...

It is definitely a good idea to have a plan, mine is to finish the cowl I'm working on and then to start working on one of the stalled pairs of colourwork socks while I keep working on Dh's socks as my travel knitting. I will also try to get some sewing done; weaving is on hold till my yarn arrives from Webs.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Maybe this really is the time for LeStrange? You can do it! Quick before we start another KAL. LOL!

Nancy Kay said...

The knitting projects look so good. I'm always amazed how you fly through those complicated lace patterns. Beautiful yarns!